Apply for VFW scholarships

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The deadlines for the “Patriots Pen” and “Voice of Democracy” scholarship competitions offered by the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Walterboro have been extended to November 15.

These scholarships are available for students in middle and high school.

Patriot’s Pen is open to 6-7-8 grade students enrolled in public, private or parochial schools in the U.S. This year’s theme is “What is Patriotism to Me?”

The youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. More than 138,000 students participated last year in this contest. The national winners will receive at least $500. The first-place national award is $5,000.

The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 and the theme is “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?” To enter, students need to record their original 3-5 minute (+ or – 5 seconds max.) essay on an audio CD or a flash drive. The grand prize is $30,000.

For more information please visit https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships.

Entries are to be sent to VFW Post 12102, P.O. Box 602, Walterboro, SC 29488

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